The Sony VAIO N170G/T uses an underpowered Intel Core Duo processor, but the bright screen and the slick styling will make it attractive to the design-conscious consumer on a budget.
The thin-and-light Sony VAIO FJ170/B's well-built case, solid features, and decent performance and battery life are well suited to the work of typical home and small-business users.
Attempting to create a premium-priced version of a Netbook, Sony has added an HD display to the Vaio W. It's an attractive step-up package, but the internal components are the same as are in cheaper models.
Sony's super-high-end Vaio Z is an enviable status symbol, but probably out of your price range, especially with its optional 512GB SSD.
Sony's top-of-the-line 13-inch Vaio VPCZ116GX/S has a speedy Core i5 CPU, discrete graphics, a huge 256GB SSD, and a sky-high price to match.
Sony's high-end Vaio F126 laptop is fast and feature-packed; however, for the money, we wish it had a true HD display and better battery life.
The Sony VAIO VGN-FS570 offers an adequate array of features but doesn't deliver enough performance to justify its premium price.
The Sony VAIO PCG-FXA63 is a below-average mainstream notebook with less than stellar specs, performance, and options.
Comfortable, feature-packed, and with an eye-catching design, the Sony Vaio EA24FM/W and its combination of Blu-ray and Intel Wireless Display make it an affordable multimedia winner.
Kudos to Sony for releasing the sub-$1,000 VAIO NR160. It's a perfectly functional, budget 15-inch laptop--we just wish it didn't stray so far from the excellent industrial design of the company's more expensive systems.
Sony's smart design, long battery life, and a big 16-inch screen, make the Vaio FW140--the first Centrino 2 laptop we've seen--an excellent, but still portable, media hub.
Sony makes a handful of even cheaper laptops, but the CS215J/W hits good compromise between design, features, and price among sub-$900 systems.